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Concussion Education Program

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that often leave invisible, life-altering wounds. Concussions and brain injuries became more widely talked about when the number of NFL players and U.S. service members diagnosed with TBIs began to soar. More than five years ago the NFL and U.S. army initiated a long-term program to care for -->

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-Term & Severe Outcomes

TBI-Infographic.jpg Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, TBI’s contribute to a large number of deaths and permanent disability. At least 1.7 million cases of TBI occur each year. There are two types of severe TBIs: Closed & Penetrating. Closed TBI is described as an injury -->

Let’s Include Children in the Concussion Discussion

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the serious effects of repeated head injuries. Educating parents, coaches and school staff on preventing concussions is imperative. It is important to know how to recognize a concussion and the steps you as a parent, teacher or coach need to follow: Image provided by: Doctoroz.com The -->

CDC reports increase in ED visits for concussions in children, teenagers.

A large number of media sources discussed a report showing a sizable increase in kids and teenagers visiting the emergency department (ED) for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The New York Times (10/7, B17, Zinser, Subscription Publication) reported that emergency department “visits by children and adolescents for brain injuries jumped more than 60 percent over an -->

A drug to help brain heal itself

Below is a link to an article about  researchers proposing to use erythropoietin – otherwise known as EPO, to help the brain regenerate neurons. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/a-drug-to-help-brain-heal-itself-20110314-1bu0j.html?utm_source=RSS+Feeds%3A+Aggregate+News+%26+Info&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TBI_News_Information+%28TBI+News+and+Info+-+BrainLine.org%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

NFL Concussion Reports Up This Season

The Associated Press reported an increase in concussion reports in the NFL this season. As a sports fan and as a neurolaw attorney, I am curious as to what the NFL will do in regards to these concussions. The NFL is filled with, in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. The biggest, fastest, -->

The Labeling of a mTBI

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of “labeling” are very powerful.  Where many like to say “a picture says a thousand words,” I also believe that a word can show a thousand -->

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury – This article copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the NY Times

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: July 26, 2010 This article was copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the New York Times The National Football League is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like “depression” and “early onset of dementia” that those close to -->

Driving After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to -->

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

This list is not all inclusive of all TBI symptoms.  Also, a victim who suffers a TBI may have very few of these symptoms and still have a very serious and permanent TBI. Loss of simple movement of various body parts. Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multi-stepped tasks, such -->